Science and Research
DEPI's Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI) is a leading centre for applied ecological research, with an emphasis on flora, fauna and biodiversity issues. Its main focus is on providing strategic research and management advice to answer key questions affecting ecologically sustainable land or water management and resource use policies.
The Institute has over 40 scientists with expertise in the ecology and taxonomy of flora, fauna and freshwater species and an excellent knowledge of ecosystem processes and interactions.
The Institute's research themes include:
- Ecological sustainability in rural landscapes
- Salinity and other threatening processes
- Landscape rehabilitation and habitat assessment
- Invasive species and wildlife management
- Threatened species and communities
- Biological monitoring and mapping
- Forest and park management.
- Economic performance and competition
- Environmental and natural resource management
- Urban development and sustainable communities
Department of Environment and Primary Industries - Science, Research and Development